The Headstand Yoga Mala Challenge – Headstand

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Share Yoga reader Catie Magee at for this cool tip about the Headstand Yoga Mala Challenge tomorrow in San Francisco. Visit her site if you want to support her participation in the Headstand fundraising event where you can donate $5 (or more) to raise money to bring yoga to kids in school.

Headstand Yoga Mala Challenge brings yoga to schools
Headstand Yoga Mala Challenge brings yoga to schools

If you happen to live in the San Francisco area and want to get involved with a great cause related to education and yoga, then click on over to the website to learn more about this innovative program that brings yoga into schools.

What is the Headstand Program all about?

“Headstand is an innovative yoga program. Our educators regularly visit San Francisco Bay Area schools to teach yoga, breathing, and meditation techniques. These simple, fun lessons are taught in the classroom, with no special equipment required.

In the Headstand program, all students – and teachers – participate once a week. The results? Lower stress. Higher academic scores. Better physical fitness, and better emotional fitness. Learn about our pilot program in KIPP Summit Academy.  Headstand turns K-12 classroom programming on its head!”

What is the Headstand Yoga Mala Challenge?

“The Headstand Challenge is a regular event aimed at benefiting this great organization and its an innovative and unique fundraiser which truly honors the philosophy behind yoga practice. The event is focused on a practice of 108 sun salutations. But more than just the practice, it’s an opportunity to use our yoga practice to create change.”

When and where is the next challenge?

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2009
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Place: Yoga Tree Castro
97 Collingwood St. at 18th St.
(one block west of Castro St.)
San Francisco, CA 94114

How do I get involved or find more information?

For details, e-mail Katherine Priore at On Facebook, check out, ‘Headstand: Yoga Goes to School’, and become a fan! Or visit the Headstand website.

Darla Brown

By Darla Brown

Darla Brown is the founder of Share Yoga and a certified yoga teacher. Darla's love of yoga started over 20 years ago. She has taken teacher training and intensives with master teacher Max Strom as well as Jamie Elmer, Kyra Haglund, Luke Ketterhagen and Nancy Goodstein. Darla's practice focuses on breath and healing.